Finally, getting to work on planning my shop!

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Blog entry by tennjock59 posted 02-08-2010 06:47 PM 631 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Will be starting on my shop this summer, I hope. Have to run power out to our barn, put in a heavy duty floor in southwest corner. Install the wiring, and start looking for power tools. Any suggetions on a three HP table saw for this shop?

-- jselrahc, east Tennessee

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 06:49 PM

Sound like hard work but fun.

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#2 posted 02-08-2010 06:56 PM

HI, Jim. Yeah, I’m hoping to get the wife involved, she likes working with her hands. Had her own embroidery business for ove ten years. Hoping maybe we can start building custom entry doors once we finish the workshop. A year, maybe a little more until we’re ready. Just trying to be realistic, middle age I guess.

Thanks for the post, nice to meet you.

-- jselrahc, east Tennessee

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#3 posted 02-09-2010 12:38 AM

It sounds like you are off to a pretty good start on your shop. I have always thought that having a stand alone shop was the way to go.

As far as 3hp saws go you can’t go wrong with any of the cabinet saws: Grizzly, Powermatic, Delta, Sawstop. The only thing I would add is that a friend of mine once advised me to spend the most money my budget would allow when buying a tool. The few times that I have let price alone determine which tool to buy I have come to regret it later. I would certainly follow this advice when buying a table saw since it is the most used tool in most of our shops.

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#4 posted 02-09-2010 02:47 AM

I have a Powermatic 2000 table saw and am pleased with it. I did a tool review if you care to look. Buy the best table saw you can afford as I feel this is the most important piece of equipment in your shop.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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